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5/4/2021

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If there's ever a year to celebrate teachers it's this year. You all have gone above and beyond the call of duty and we could not be more proud of the work you've accomplished this year! Whether you are a first year teacher or a veteran teacher, this year undoubtedly has been a challenging one. Yet, you've risen above it and continued to ensure our students are learning at high levels. I learned recently that an educator makes 1,500 decisions in a typical day. Now, just think how many decisions you've had to make every day this year during a worldwide pandemic. Yikes! No wonder you're exhausted!


We hope you are able to take time this week,especially, to embrace the praise and recognition you will receive this week regarding the great work you do for our students and community. Please know that your hard work and dedication do NOT go unnoticed and that you are GREATLY APPRECIATED! Have a wonderful week!


Julie Trepa

Superintendent

Boone CSD

Help show your appreciation for all of our amazing teachers at BCSD!

Use the printable canva below to write a special thanks to one or many of your favorite teachers! Feel free to drop off for delivery at the Central Business Office located at the high school.

Flynn Real Estate

What a fun morning!!! For Teacher Appreciation Week, Flynn Real Estate delivered donuts from

Van Hemert's Dutch Oven Bakery - BOONE, IA

to all of the Boone Schools here in town!!! "Thank you to all the dedicated & special educators! We appreciate YOU ALL"

- Flynn Real Estate!!

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4/26/2021

Students to benefit from free school meals next school year

ARLINGTON, VA – The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) commended the Biden Administration for extending several COVID-19 waivers to ensure students can continue to safely receive free school meals through the 2021/22 School Year. SNA members had called for waiver extensions to provide safe, equal access to healthy school meals and address continued pandemic meal service challenges.

“These waiver extensions will ensure hungry students can receive the meals they need to succeed next school year,” said SNA President Reggie Ross, SNS. “School nutrition staff can focus on safely serving students without having to worry about meal applications or collecting payments. Families struggling to make ends meet will know their children are nourished and ready to learn.”

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Boone Community School District Nutrition Program will celebrate the School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. School nutrition professionals are true heros who nourish our kids with healthy meals and do so with a smile! Please join us as we celebrate and thank all of our hardworking staff!
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Mrs. Malin's Kindergarten Class studying Sharks!

Mrs. Anderson's Preschool Class has been studying the life cycle of a butterfly

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Middle School Band

Middle School Band had a successful concert on Thursday, April 29th! The video of the concert can be found here on Boone TV.


Mrs. Kundel is proud of the 8th grade band students for their hard work and dedication in band for the past four years. She thanks the students' families, teachers, administration, and school board for supporting them in their music education.

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EDGE with the Iowa Department of Education

"Boone Edge students participating in apprenticeships, internships and project-based learning are building professional connections, gaining real-world experience and feeling confident about their future career plans. Landscape architecture, special education, plumbing, real estate, vet med, video production-the sky is the limit." Dr. Ann Lebo, director of the Iowa Department of Education, also stopped by to see the technology, STEM and coding work out students have been doing at Franklin Elementary.
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Shark Tank

Ms. Neumayer's Individualized Language Arts class competed in a Shark Tank last Thursday, April 22nd. Students formulated innovative invention ideas, created a model, and presented this to potential investors (Mr. Byam, Officer Bailey, and Ms. Krogh).
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Swing Choir

The BHS Senior Swing Choir Members are working hard to prepare for their upcoming show featuring the music of Dolly Parton! Show times are May 7th at 7:00 PM and May 8th at 7:00 PM. In-person and online tickets may be purchased using the link below.


https://www.vancoevents.com/NLL

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Congratulations Girls and Boys Track Teams!

The Boone Boys and Girls track teams won our home meet, The Boone Classic. The 4x400m squad of Tegan Bock, Parker Newcomb, Austin McCloud, and Josiah Parks. finished first which sealed our first place as a team.

IJAG

Students competed in the first ever Virtual Career Development Conference for IJAG. There were 45 programs represented with competitions in Banner Design, Cover Design, Public Speaking, Project Based Learning, and Employability Skills. Grace Kelley got 2nd place in Public Speaking. The students were able to participate in workshops hosted by employers from around the state that focused on building employability skills. It was a great day of learning and engagement!

Covid Updates

Our school district continues to be dedicated to keeping our students and staff healthy and safe so the following guidelines will continue:


•Mask mandate is still in effect!


• Continue to wear masks at all times in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school. Many students are arriving at school without a mask. Parents, please ensure that your students come to school with clean masks to wear everyday.


• Masks may be removed while eating lunch.


•Students should not arrive at school too early prior to doors opening, as supervision of social distancing is not always possible.


•Encourage students and staff to continue good hand washing procedures and maintaining 3-6 foot distance.


•As of April 5th, students 16 or older are eligible to be vaccinated or obtain appointments for vaccination. Parents are encouraged to check with their health care providers if a student has preexisting conditions.


•If students develop symptoms, such as a low grade fever after vaccination, we would like them to stay home and isolate until side effects have resolved.


•It is difficult to tell if a student (unvaccinated) has allergy symptoms or Covid. The only way to know is to have them tested for COVID. A fully vaccinated person has a little more leeway. Consider testing if symptoms occur after close contact with a known positive exposure. Please forward COVID-19 test results to your student’s school nurse.


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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress

ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) will be coming in April and May. The Middle School and High School will test the week of April 12-16th and Franklin the week of May 4th - 11th. The buildings will be sharing more information with families about upcoming testing.

Raccoon River Conference Art Show

The North Polk art department invites you to view the 2021 Raccoon River Conference virtual art show. High school student artists from across the conference have been working hard all year to create some truly wonderful pieces of art.
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BCSD receives Iowa Department of Education grant opportunity for College and Career Counselor

Boone EDGE awarded Summer Youth Internship Grant

Seniors and Parents

Still Time to File Your FAFSA Form

If you haven't already, there is still time to help your child complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form required to access federal financial aid such as grants and low-interest student loans. It is also the form required for some state of Iowa financial aid, as well as a criteria considered for scholarships offered through colleges and private organizations. If you would like help completing the FAFSA, we have an opportunity for you:


ICAN FAFSA Completion Event

Boone High School Commons/Lunchroom

Tuesday, May 4th, 4:30-6:30 PM (takes about an hour)


Documents Needed

Students and parents both need to provide several documents:


  • Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and dates of birth.
  • 2019 federal and state tax returns.
  • 2019 W-2 forms and other records of income earned last year.
  • Current bank statements and investment records.
  • Records of untaxed income received last year (e.g., TANF, child support received, etc.)
  • FSA ID & Password; Both parent and student need an FSA ID & Password. Go to www.fsaid.ed.gov to set it up.
  • Download a complete list of what to bring at www.icansucceed.org/whattobring.
  • Student's chromebook



To sign up for the FAFSA Completion Event, contact Megan McIntyre at (515)433-0995 ext. 6134 or mmcintyre@boone.k12.ia.us


To learn more about ICAN, visit www.ICANsucceed.org.

Note: The FAFSA <link to www.fafsa.ed.gov> is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms provided by the U.S. Department of Education. ICAN’s free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.

Scholarship Information

Don't forget about THE LAST DOLLAR Scholarship. This is a state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Click this link for more information.

You can still find our scholarship page both on the new app and the new website under Boone high school- "parents and students". You can also follow the link below.

Do you want to get notified on the latest district news? Want to look up your child's lunch menu on your phone or tablet? Sign up for the district app! Easy to use with all the latest news right at your fingertips!

Boone CSD App and New Website Now Available!

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Boone Community School District now has an App as well as a new website! Check out the video here to learn more information about the app, how to download it, what it offers, and how to allow push notifications to be alerted in real time from the district!

The district website and all of the contents are still located at boonecsd.org

Boone CSD's App Launch Video

Teacher Request Form

The deadline for teacher request forms is April 1st. Please know the district policy discourages parents from requesting a specific classroom teacher and instead asks about the strengths and areas of need for the student.

Boone Hope Foundation

A Message from The Boone Hope Foundation Board: Our organization is dedicated to supporting students, staff, and families within our school district community! We provide assistance in emergency type situations relating to shelter, food, clothing, medical, and transportation. If you or someone you know is in need of our assistance, feel free to reach out via our website (https://www.boonehope.org), Facebook page, or you can also reach out to any Hope Foundation Board Member personally.

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High School Activities

USDA has extended free meals to children through September 30, 2021. Please see details of the USDA notice.

Breakfast - April 2021

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Lunch - April 2021

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